Originally Posted by Toby
Hello Good Folks, Does anyone know the likely fees charged on a 4x4 entering Alexandria on the Visemar Ferry? I note that biker, Andre Els has tweeted 720EP (Customs fee is 505 EP insurance and plates another 220 EP) for a bike for a 9 day stay. That's about UK£80. Must be more for a 4x4 for 14 days? I see Chris Scots site has it at 607EP. I bet it's more. Any help and guidance gratefully received. Thanks, Toby
Variation on Toby's query--by motorbike overland at Taba?
Any recent experience?
Chris Scott's Egypt page, Aug 2010,
Sahara Overland ~ Egypt travel information
is very helpful but a bit unclear:
"...A carnet @ 800% is essential. Buy insurance and 'rent' number plates at the border...."
"Per per entered Egypt April 2009 from Aqaba Jordan to Nuweiba. We were preparing ourselves for a 30-day entry permit for our 4x4 (with the option to extend in Cairo), but managed to get a 90-day entry permit for the vehicle. We have a multi-entry 6 month visa allowing you to stay in Egypt for 90 continues days. It cost the same as a 30-day entry permit.
Costs were as follows (all in LE)
515 custom fee
100 temporary registration/number plate
10.50 for something else...
and we gave the tourist police guy 20 for his excellent help." [end quote]
On this HUBB thread, most mention Egypt "Customs fee" at border entry.
Is the "Egypt Customs Fee" in place of Carnet, or (+ in addition to) Carnet?
Is the "Egypt Customs Fee" returned/ recovered at Egypt border exit (e.g. Taba) into Israel?
Most mention Egypt Customs Fee at about LE 500 for 4x4.
Is it likely to be about the same for bike as 4x4, or less for bike?
Official motorclub CdP websites often mention 800% vehicle value for Egypt-enabled CdP, but some reference a possible Egyptian border-issued alternative to CdP.
Is the "Egypt Customs Fee" the alternative to CdP?
If so, the "Egypt Customs Fee" alternative might (clearly) be better choice than CdP, at least from upfront cost perspective.